Skip to comments.Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
Posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by clove
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reids decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday.
Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment.
Reids decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle. But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.
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I'm not sure even the Democrats could do worse than this ~
Stupidest person in the Senate as co-chair. Was Gorelick not available?
They can stick their super committee where the sun don’t shine.
THIS is the lineup they are sending into the game? Wow. Pathetic.
This should make for some interesting soundbites, thats for sure.
lol Im feeling it/s
Combined IQ approaching 300?
I am curious to see what they come back with. Probably more BS.
The dems have selected losers.
I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side.
I’m sure the pub list will enlist wonder boy McCain and his ilk...
Too bad Shelia Jackson Lee isn’t a senator—she’d make a swell addition to this lineup!
What did you expect? With Harry Reid trying to put on a power play....they still do not understand what they are doing. The 2012 election can not come soon enough for me.
Ping! If you haven’t already been.
Looks like defense is fixin to take a hit.
You are being much too generous...
I’m sure the RINOS will nominate Snowe, Collins and McCain
dems have guaranteed failure.
how about defunding the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell.
these three are paper tigers.
messed up my post
I included Reid in the total, LOL
It probably doesn’t matter..it will be for show...they won’t do anything that may be recommended. Like the last committee.
Here’s my predicted lineup that McConnell will send in there.
McCain, Snowe, and in a show of bi-partisanship they’ll ask Ben Nelson to fill in as the 3rd “Republican”. Then we’ll get taken to the cleaners, GOP will claim victory, and the Dems will say the GOP slit the throats of the elderly.
The dims put up the biggest partisan kooks they could find.
Don’t forget the purpose for the supercommittee. When the committee can’t agree on a deal, the automatic triggers kick in, defunding medicare and the military. They want to defund medicare so that the repubs can be blamed. They want to defund the military because they want to further weaken this country. That is the dims ultimate goal and the repubs are walking right into their trap.
Lucy and the football all over again.
That Super Committee was one of the dumbest things the Party of Stupid ever agreed to.
McConnells idea to give Obama authority to raise the debt ceiling was another dumb idea.
Well, that sound like a group looking for concensus!
Awfully generous .
That RINO skank Danna Perino said these are good choices on The Five a few minutes ago.
Oh yeah? Combine Murray with any two from this list: Boxer, Durbin, Franken, Harkin, Lautenberg, and Stabenow.
Patty Murray? ACK! Dumber than a bag of bricks!
Baucus and Tester always bring up the question- What in the hell is wrong with Montana?
[and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.]
So? She’s also one of the dumbest people in the Senate.
Maybe we can have a guest appearance by Carol Mosley Braun, who attended Harvard (for a JFK school of government symposium).
Your picks are excellent. Though we’ll probably get a trio of rinos.
But wait ... the Dems do have to make three choices from the House also, so don’t rule her out yet!
MT has at least two People’s Republics (Bozeman and Missoula), Union strongholds (Butte and Helena) and many rancher/farmer gov’t subsidized along with Ted Turner, et. al.
Well at least if this committee doesn’t work Obama will be able to throw Patty under the short bus.
No chance of that with McConnell doing the picking. If we’re lucky we’ll get Hatch but that’s a long shot given he’s turned conservative over the past few months.
Perfect choice! LOL!
In the end they will cut Military spending.
Screw the troops.
and Oboma can claim the economy belongs to the Republicans from that point on.
This whole committee was a set up. Because this is a center right country, and the tax slaves are already over taxed, the TEA party members should be chosen, and should work only on behalf of the taxpayers. They have to speak for the majority, or they'll lose.
Because the socialists will NEVER agree to putting the freeloaders on their side into a job, they'll have to speak for them and them alone.
Who wants more freeloading other than the far, far left? That's what got us into this mess in the first place!
Not too knowledgable about Baccus but the other two numbskulls will do EXACTLY what they are told to do.
Can’t have any independent, thoughtful, incisive determinations can they.
Too bad they couldn’t get Dodd back for this. Then it would be perfect.
But wait... they missed a chance to put Al Franken in this comedy.
Murray is dumber than a bag of hammers. Shows you how serious the Rats are taking this.
Oh, they should be fun to work with...
I wonder if any conservatives will be named for the Republicans?